Pineapple Fried Rice – First Attempt

Summertime = pineapple sales! I remember pineapple fried rice being a real treat as a kid at small mom-and-pop restaurants. These were glorious dishes that hit the right notes for sweet, sour, and savoury. In an attempt to replicate this, I baked the dish above, with the help of a very helpful sou chef πŸ™‚ […]

Vegetarian Noodle Salads

Summer has hit and with it veggies in all the colours of the rainbow. In a desire to have lighter fare (both on the body and budget), here are three noodle salads to concoct: yakisoba, vermicelli, and spaghetti squash. The first one is my fav. A spin on the yakisoba noodle dish, this one uses […]

First Attempt at Rice Paper Spring Rolls

This was my first attempt at creating rice paper spring rolls. They’re clear as they haven’t been baked or deep fried (I simply took rice paper sheets and rehydrated them in a big bowl of hot water for a few seconds before adding filling). While pretty to look at (imo) and healthy (these were vegan […]

Pantry Cooking – Chicken Alfredo Casserole & Couscous with… (edible) weeds

Much as I couldn’t stand the smell of chemicals, there are times when strong chemicals seem to fit the bill. This was one of them. I bleached the floor where the old freezer was (it smelled of dead things and mold. Actually, there were dead things and mold. I won’t tell you what the live things were), scrubbed the shower stall, and inserted a new, stinky, bad-for-you PVC shower curtain.

Anyway, I digress.

The last while I had been cooking my way through the freezer and pantry at the old apartment. The week before leaving the old apartment, I cooked up the couscous dish you see above, along with lamb Ben brought back from the market, with steamed potatoes. The potatoes were on the over-steamed side. Oh well. I didn’t have any vegetables left and was really craving vegetables. So, inspired by the Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table,’ where a Scandinavian cook gathered what was available on the land, I gathered a handful of edible weeds. That’s right, edible weeds.